Fund a microloan to start a small income project providing clean water to neighbors. A filter-with-buckets system can be used over a lifetime to provide clean water and improve health and productivity by reducing the chances of illness from water-borne pathogens. When the loan is repaid, the monies can be lent again and again, expanding access to the benefits of clean water.
A school uniform is a symbol. It represents the ability to attend school, which means affording school fees, uniforms, books, shoes, and other supplies. It means that the future for a student is completely changed forever.
Contribute toward a scholarship fund to offer pay-it-forward scholarships to students in need.
Help a post fistula woman build an income project to support herself, her children, and reconnect with her neighbors by funding a piglet. After enlisting two friends to help her build a shed, she receives a piglet, six months of feed and vaccinations, and training in the care and business of a piggery. She pays forward this living loan by passing on a female piglet to each of her helpers. They in turn pass on a piglet to the project, making it sustainable and helping boost more post-fistula women.
Give a living loan of a pregnant cow to a farming family that has prepared the zero-grazing shed, planted grass, built up vegetable gardens, constructed hand-washing stations, and more to provide for the cow. When she gives birth, the cow produces milk, plenty for the family to improve their nutrition and enough extra to sell for a modest daily income. The loan is paid forward when the first female calf is passed on to the next family.
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